Your dad is the guy you can count on, the one who always helps you out no matter what and the one who seems to always have the right answers. As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to recognize him in a special way. And you don’t have to break the bank; there are plenty of thoughtful, unique and interesting gifts available to give your dad this year that fit right into any price range.
You may not realize it, but you can get your dad a great gift for under $5. Whether you are tight on cash or prefer to show your appreciation in other ways, consider giving your dad a unique tool pen to take to work. These pens, which come in a variety of shapes such as hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches, cost $5 and are available at NeatoShop.com.
Or create a homemade card for your dad and write a poem inside. Include a favorite photo of the two of you, as well as an inexpensive frame such as a refrigerator magnet photo frame from Zazzle.com.
While many guys, especially dads, have a tendency to put on a tough front, there’s always room for indulgence. This year get your dad a set of manly chocolates that he’s sure to love. The Rebel Rocky Road set from DrogaChocolates.com has nine different types of delectable treats inside. You can take your pick from dark or milk chocolate for $16.95.
Another idea between $10 and $20 comes in the form of nostalgia. Consider taking him back a few years with a Rubik’s Cube pencil holder for his desk, which you can find on Amazon.com for about $20. If your dad prefers to unwind with a delicious cocktail, add to his bar with a $13 ginger syrup that is sure to spice up his standard concoctions. Available at Hickorees.com, the Morris Kitchen 8-ounce amber glass jar comes decorated with a letterpress-printed label and is made with freshly juiced ginger.
If your dad is the grill-master in your house, then an addition to his barbecue tool set is probably the best kind of gift you can give him. The Quirky Grill Fork, available on Amazon.com for $29.99, can transform from a simple spatula into a pair of tongs into an ordinary fork. It will not only make grilling steaks, burgers and hot dogs easier this summer, it will also make grilling a lot more fun.
Perhaps your dad would rather spend his summer nights in front of the big screen, engrossed in a new-to-him TV series. If that’s the case, then pick out a series for him on DVD or Blu-Ray. Consider “Game of Thrones,” “Duck Dynasty,” or “Doctor Who” — all of which are available on Amazon.com for about $20-$35.
If you’re looking to spend a little bit more on your dad this year, consider some thoughtful yet practical gifts. Wine baskets are always a great choice, as they allow your dad to enjoy the gift of relaxation and flavor. Include several varieties of red and white so he has the perfect wine for any meal, or consider a grilling and wine set that’s complete with sauces and spice rubs.
Or consider refreshing your dad’s tool set by buying a 10-piece combination wrench set or an all-inclusive mechanics tool set that will ensure he has whatever he needs for any type of project. No matter what you spend on your dad this Father’s Day, know that he will appreciate the thought and effort you put into giving him something from the heart.
Author: Katherine Reed
Kat loves being a freelance writer and making her own schedule.